January 25, 2015
USBLN Member Marriott: Marriott Foundation's Crossing Bridges from School to Work
Garrett Jones
Garrett Jones, center, of Atlanta, Ga., was recognized in July as the inaugural recipient of the Stephen G. Marriott Youth Achievement Award during the Marriott Foundation’s Bridges from School to Work annual gala in Washington, D.C. Jones was hired in 2012 at the Atlanta Northwest Marriott as a laundry attendant. Today he works in the kitchen where Executive Chef Jeff Caruso is mentoring and training him for a career in food service.

Marriott Foundation’s job-placement program has helped 20,000 young people over 25 years…

Despite the ballyhooed recovery in the U.S. economy, job growth remains stagnant. It is hard enough for a grownup to find employment these days, but it is even more difficult for teenagers and nearly impossible for teens with developmental disabilities.

Read the full article: PDF


More from USBLN

July 13, 2017
Necessity Is The Mother of Invention
As inhabitants of a world not always ideally built to suit their needs, members of the disability community innovate to make their lives easier. These accommodations not only help them, but promote inclusiveness, ultimately benefiting everyone. Here are a few examples of incredible innovations in the marketplace today. [Read More]


July 5, 2017
Exploring Global Disability Employment Strategies
The USBLN Global Disability Employment Summit will be held on July 27th, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. Companies present will share best practices, and collaborate on ways to promote accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.  [Read More]


July 2, 2017
Five Ways People with Disabilities Are Driving Innovation
From the entertainment and fashion industry to the world of super heroes, technology is changing the landscape of disability. Advancements are pushing the boundaries, furthering the possibilities, and creating more accessible and inclusive opportunities. Here are five awesome examples we’ve seen recently: [Read More]


June 22, 2017
USBLN Conference Exclusive Sessions now available for Sign-Up
The Wednesday, August 23rd Industry Sectors Roundtable at the USBLN Annual Conference is an exclusive benefit for corporate partners that support the USBLN at the Ruby level or higher. [Read More]


June 20, 2017
Driving Innovation Through Disability Inclusion
Throughout history, disability has driven innovation, leading to a wide-range of useful inventions. For example, though text messaging was originally meant as a communication tool for deaf people, we can all agree that it has since changed the way the entire world communicates. [Read More]